Continuing last week's events of the murder of FBI Director Clark, Ryan Hardy and Co. are on a hunt to find the killer responsible.
As Ryan is questioned by both his own bureau and the media in regards to Clark's video - where it was revealed to the world that Ryan carried out a black ops team to capture Joe Carroll - he vehemently denies all accusations and declares to Mark and his followers that he's coming after him.
We learn are new friend Neil - you know, the guy who likes to twist and turn people for fun and put them in boxes - is actually a wood-shop owner who comes off to people who see him as a very 'nice' guy. We also learn that he doesn't like it when an assisted living aide for his father neglects to keep an eye out, leaving Neil to rescue his dad from almost getting hit by a car. This isn't taken too well and Neil decides he wants a new home health aide because the regular one 'didn't show up for work.'
While this episode was fast-paced, I found myself at times sort of bored by it. Maybe it was because the hunt for Neil was rather boring and the character himself was pretty 'black & white' to begin with, didn't make the chase for him any more exciting.
A few other things going on in this episode: Mark is still definitely losing it, as he decides to kidnap two reporters in hopes of getting the real story out of what Ryan did in killing his mother, which no one seems to care about anymore. This obviously doesn't end well and both reporters are killed. Our newest psycho couple also aren't who they seem to be as we learn they're secretly working for...'someone', who has a master plan at work. Finally, Max decides she's done covering up for Ryan and Mike and wants no part in their 'unconventional' tactics in doing their job.
This episode concludes with Neil being caught and killed of course (and his poor father witnessing his son kill) as well as Mark realizing his psycho couple is on to something and needs to keep a watchful eye on them.
Overall, I'd say this was another solid episode though the writing team better start to reveal what's really going on here fast as the train seems to be moving rather slowly in who's really pulling all the string here.
- So sparks are flying again between Mike and Max? Good for them, though Max's new boyfriend doesn't seem to like that too much.
- What is this new psycho couple doing in Max's apartment, and why are they setting up cameras? What are they planning to do?
- Mark has gone absolutely nuts at this point and is sort of becoming a one note character. I have a feeling he'll be biting the dust rather shortly.
- Ryan is feeling like he has blood on his hands for the death of his friend...doesn't he always feel this guilty though when someone dies?